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Mari Vanna

41 E. 20th St. (Park Ave. S.) Send to Phone
212-777-1955 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Order Now! | Menu
Russian glamour and hospitality in the Flatiron District.

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Open late

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Mari Vanna Restaurant Review

: Opulence and warmth greet you as you step into Mari Vanna. Or perhaps it’s the feeling that your grandmother has invited you to her old-world home --- decked out with tchotchkes everywhere, crystal, chandeliers and fine china --- that bestows an instant welcome. Taking Russian dining to a new level of glamour and luxe, the restaurant, mythically named for a matriarch-cook in Russia, conveys the impression of dining in a multi-generational house, replete with peeled-back wallpaper to show décors of years past. Dishes hark back to traditional fare like chicken Kiev, borscht and beef Stroganoff but are served with a distinctively Mari Vanna flair and quality. For example, cabbage leaves are stuffed with filet mignon rather than the usual ground meat. Red caviar and blini service is a joy: open a nesting doll to reveal the Petrossian delicacy to adorn with crumbled egg yolks, sour cream and onions. Homemade vodka infusions, including an ultra-smooth oats and honey version, are perfect for sipping throughout the meal.
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